As we're sure you're aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is again hearing arguments today about what to do with the issue of same-sex marriage. If the inundation of red profile pics on Twitter and Facebook is any indication, the growing social tide is on the side of the gay folk. Yet another sign that the ... More >>
Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based banking giant, has agreed to pay a $175 million settlement for discriminatory lending practices where black and brown people were charged higher interest rates than white people, the Justice Department announced today."If you were African-American or Latino, you ... More >>
Hey Barry! Guess what my constituents haven't been Googling!In 2008, Barack Obama was the rising tide that buoyed all San Francisco ships -- at least the ones that floated a bit to the left. A massive turnout for "Hope" and "Change" -- 84 percent of a swollen turnout voted for Obama -- also led t ... More >>
Das Racist at Ruby Skye on Friday.
Nov. 4, 2011
Better than: A typical night at Ruby Skye.
Don't blame Das Racist. The words "Ruby Skye" didn't bode well for a successful hip hop show at a club known for pedaling desensitized four- ... More >>
Das Racist performs tonight at Ruby Skye.
Das Racist wants to be taken on its own terms. Sort of. The Brooklyn-based trio consisting of Himanshu "Heems" Suri, Victor Vazquez, and hypeman/ "spiritual advisor" Ashok Kondabolu has spent more time discussing the group's motivations, identity, and ... More >>
So, it turns out that angling to be a presidential nominee
turns you into a massive racist. At least, that's all we've been able to glean
so far from Donald Trump's ill-informed and bafflingly ignorant behavior over
the last few weeks. "I wanna see Obama's birth certificate! I wanna see Obama's ... More >>
Apple's newest positionApple on Wednesday quietly removed the controversial "gay-cure" app created by a religious group with the goal of helping people resist their unwanted homosexual desires. Media outlets are reporting that while the company has not made any comments, the iPhone app is no long ... More >>
Joseph SchellDas Racist at the IndyDas Racist HOTTUBVin SolFebruary 2, 2011@ The Independent
Better than: Dancing to Tina Turner alone in your room.
The members of Brooklyn hip-hop outfit Das Racist are masters of mixing the ignorant with the intelligent without being too pretentious or ir ... More >>
I don't know art...A San Francisco jury decided KKKatie was just a misunderstood artist after all. KKKatie, or Katherine Dunbar, was acquitted of a hate crime charge for tagging major city buildings with backward swastikas, anarchist circle-A symbols, and her triple K graffiti tag. But apparently ... More >>
FIFANot yet ready to root for same-sex marriage...This morning the Field Poll published new results on California voters' support for same-sex marriage. On the whole, the poll was inconclusive. About 51 percent of those surveyed said they approved of gay marriage, with some 42 percent opposed. Th ... More >>
As a civil rights advocate, Bob Demmons called in the federal government to end racism in the Fire Department. Now that he's chief, he has to remove federal control and prove that firefighters can manage race relations on their own.